Zombie (1979) from Tuna

Zombie (1979) is Lucio Fulci's attempt to push the envelope as far as he could from the standpoint of gore, and features many hideous Zombies, which love eating live human flesh. There is also a scene where a large splinter is run into a woman's eye.


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  • Widescreen letterbox, 2.35:1

  • The DVD transfer is wretched. It is dark, and full of color noise

  • Commentary by star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik magazine editor Jason J. Slater

I learned several things from this educational film:

  • Zombies are dead, which means they move slowly. Slow motion evil guys are not very frightening.
  • When you are skin-diving topless and encounter a Zombie and a shark, the Zombie is the lesser of the two evils.
  • Underwater Zombies don't like being kicked in the nuts.
  • The only way to hurt a Zombie is a head shot. Blows, bullets, etc to the body are ignored (except underwater testicles).
  • Olga Karlatos has nice breasts, buns and bush.
  • Auretta Gay has nice breasts and buns, and swims in a g-string.

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 5.7/10
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D+.

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